About a Boy

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Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "An Education"), written and produced by Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), and directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Revolution") comes a different kind of coming-of-age... read more
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Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "An Education"), written and produced by Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), and directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Revolution") comes a different kind of coming-of-age story. After writing a hit song, Will Freeman (David Walton, "Bent," "Perfect Couples") was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, "Good Will Hunting," "Barney's Version"), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, "1600 Penn"), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house, playing Ping-Pong and gorging on steaks, something his very vegan mom would never allow. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others. Also starring is Al Madrigal ("Gary Unmarried"). Katims, Favreau, Tim Bevan ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Eric Fellner ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Liza Chasin ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Robert De Niro ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") and Jane Rosenthal ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") serve as executive producers. "About a Boy" is a production of Universal Television, Working Title Films, True Jack Productions and Tribeca Productions.

Original Release

02/22/2014 on NBC

US Release




# Title Air Date
1 About a Vasectomy Tuesday, 14 October 2014
2 About a House for Sale Tuesday, 21 October 2014
3 About a Will-O-Ween Tuesday, 28 October 2014
4 About a Bad Girl Tuesday, 04 November 2014
5 About an Angry Ex Tuesday, 18 November 2014
6 About a Balcony Tuesday, 25 November 2014
7 About a Duck Tuesday, 02 December 2014
8 About a Christmas Card Tuesday, 09 December 2014
9 About a Manniversary Tuesday, 06 January 2015
10 About a Boy Becoming a Man Tuesday, 13 January 2015
11 About a Hook Tuesday, 27 January 2015
12 About a Prostitute Tuesday, 03 February 2015
13 About a Cat Party Tuesday, 10 February 2015
14 About a Boyfriend Tuesday, 17 February 2015
15 About a Trunk Monday, 20 July 2015
16 About a Memory Hole Monday, 20 July 2015
17 About a Babymoon Monday, 20 July 2015
18 About Another Boy Monday, 20 July 2015
19 About a Self Defense Monday, 20 July 2015
20 About a Love in the Air Monday, 20 July 2015


Michael Weaver, Dylan K. Massin, Adam Davidson, Jon Favreau, Ken Whittingham, Patrick R. Norris, Wendey Stanzler, Eric Appel, Jeff Melman, Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Linda Mendoza, Dax Shepard, Jay Karas, Jaffar Mahmood, Bethany Rooney, Lawrence Trilling, Todd Holland


Jason Katims, Nick Hornby, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Aaron Brownstein, Simon Ganz, Mark J. Kunerth, Annie Weisman, David Israel, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Julia Brownell, Sarah Watson, Ben Nedivi, Hannah Friedman, Colleen McGuinness, David Holland


Jason Katims



Robert De Niro Executive Producer
Jason Katims Executive Producer
Mark J. Kunerth Executive Producer
Annie Weisman Executive Producer
David Israel Executive Producer
Michelle Lee Executive Producer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Jon Favreau Executive Producer
Jane Rosenthal Executive Producer
Patrick Ward Producer
Jason Katims Producer
Dylan K. Massin Producer
Mark J. Kunerth Producer
David Israel Producer
Joey Reinisch Producer
Annie Weisman Producer
Elizabeth Berger Producer
Isaac Aptaker Producer
Julia Brownell Producer
Colleen McGuinness Producer
Robert De Niro Producer
Patrick Ward Producer
Michelle Lee Producer
Liza Chasin Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Jon Favreau Producer
Jane Rosenthal Producer


Pamela March, Tad Dennis, Dan Lebental

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